Public Health

Jessica Corbett, staff writer
"In case you didn't know, the opioid epidemic is fueled in part by systemic failures in healthcare."
Andrea Germanos, staff writer
A screengrab from KHOU video shows smoke rising Friday at the Arkema chemical plant in Crosby, Texas.
Fire and smoke erupted for a second time Friday evening at the Houston-area...
Lauren McCauley, staff writer
In total, President Donald Trump's budget blueprint calls for more than $1 trillion in cuts to domestic spending.(Photo: Shawn Thew/EPA/Newscom)
President Donald Trump officially unveiled his budget on Tuesday and made clear...


Called "horrifying, infuriating, compelling and hopeful," a new documentary Toxic Hot Seat explores the chemical flame retardants - equally likely to cause cancer and not to work - that are everywhere in our lives and houses, and the massive lobbying efforts of chemical manufacturers and Big Tobacco that put them there. With a new Give Toxics the Boot! campaign. "The average American baby is born with 10 fingers, 10 toes and the highest recorded levels of flame retardants among infants in the...